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Atari 2600: Joust




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How on earth did you fall into this bizarre world? Look around you -- the sky is filled with knights astride enormous armored buzzards. These characters look mean, and the buzzards they ride don't look very friendly either.

The objective of Joust is to defend yourself and score points by unseating opponents in a joust. The winner of a joust is the rider whose mount is highest at the moment of contact. If the mounts are of equal height, the joust is a draw. Your opponents are the Buzzard Riders. There are three types, each more dangerous than the last: the Bounders (wearing red), the Hunters (wearing gray), and the Shadow Lords (wearing blue). When you unseat a Buzzard Rider in a joust, he and his mount turn into an egg and float ominously around the jousting arena. If you grab the egg, it will disappear and you'll score bonus points. If you don't grab the egg it will eventually hatch into an even more dangerous opponent. When you lose a joust, you'll materialize again on the bottom ledge -- if you have any lives remaining. Until you fully materialize, you're protected from attack. Once your bird is moved, however, you become fair game for a joust.


Identifier atari_2600_joust_1983_atari_-_gcc_mike_feinstein_kevin_osborn_cx2691
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:03:41
Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:03:41
Controller joystick
Backup_location ia905801_29

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Reviewer: SourJim42 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2014
Subject: Silly silly silly
And wonderful. Challenging game, great for two players or one.

Silliest concept I've ever heard of, make the game all the better.

This is a fairly faithful port of the Arcade game. The graphics are ... minimal, but the action is there.
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